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To Be a Machine KINDLE To Be A Machine Author Mark OConnell Ivogue.co.uk Meet The Visionaries, Billionaires, Professors, And Programmers Who Are Using Groundbreaking Technology To Push The Limits Of The Human Body Our Senses, Intelligence, And Our LifespansOnce Relegated To The Fringes Of Society, Transhumanism The Use Of Technology To Enhance Human Intellectual And Physical Capability Is Now Poised To Enter Our Cultural Mainstream It Has Found Adherents In Silicon Valley Billionaires Ray Kurzweil And Peter Diamandis Google Has Entered The Picture, Establishing A Bio Tech Subsidiary Aimed At Solving The Problem Of Aging.In To Be A Machine, Journalist Mark O Connell Takes A Headlong Dive Into This Burgeoning Movement He Travels To The Laboratories, Conferences, And Basements Of Today S Foremost Transhumanists, Where He S Presented With The Staggering Possibilities And Moral Quandaries Of New Technologies Like Mind Uploading, Artificial Superintelligence, Cryonics, And Device Implants.A Contributor To Slate,The New Yorker, And The New York Times Magazine, O Connell Serves As A Sharp And Lively Guide To The Outer Limits Of Technology In The Twenty First Century In Investigating What It Means To Be A Machine, He Offers A Surprising, Singular Meditation On What It Means To Be Human.


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10 thoughts on “To Be a Machine

  1. says:

    Flesh is a dead format Remember Krang He was an enemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a disembodied brain who paraded around in a human shaped exo suit after his alien form had been destroyed Just a fun cartoon, right Well it may be closer to reality than we thought Shredder s pal might have been on to something.Mark O Connell s compelling new book exa...


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    In parts tongue and cheek, in parts chiliastic, in parts tech writing this book on transhumanism are the musings of an ordinary Joe if a creative writer can be considered an ordinary Joe on the technological apocalyptic movement The transhumanist really believes we can transcend the flesh via technology and solve death Of course, there are worries that the default path to Strong AI and the singularity probably means it will be our last invention and probably the destruction of the human race In parts tongue and cheek, in parts chiliastic, in parts tech writing this book on transhumanism are the musings of an ordinary Joe if a cre...


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    Nowadays technology is pervasive you are rarelythan a few feet away from a smartphone or some sort of internet enabled device But there are some people out there who want to take it further, much, much further Not only do they want to embrace technology, but quite a few of them want to actually inhale it to change their bodies, improve their minds, maybe even become immortal These people are looking beyond humanity these people want to be transhuman.O Connell poses the question what Nowadays technology is pervasive you are rarelythan a few feet away from a smartphone or some sort of internet enabled device But there are some people out there who want to take it further, much, much further Not only do they want to embrace technology, but quite a few of them want to actually inhale it to change their bodies, improve their minds, maybe even become immortal These people are looking beyond humanity these people want to be transh...


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    Flesh is a dead format.Death has interested philosophers and scientists alike Confronting it with modern medicine and making peace with this bitter truth of life are two principal ways of dealing with it Transhumanism is a movement that aims to push the boundaries of science to the extent of achieving immortality or at least a significantly long life Mark O Connel, makes a journalistic inquiry into the current form of this movement and explores ideas as radical as uploading of minds in comp Flesh is a dead format.Death has interested philosophers and scientists alike Confronting it with modern medicine and making peace with this bitter truth of life are two principal ways of dealing with it Transhumanism is a movement that aims to push the boundaries of science to the extent of achieving immortality or at least a significantly long life Mark O Connel, makes a journalistic inquiry into the current form of this movement and explores ideas as radical as uploading of minds in computers, post death cryonic suspension of human bodies to be revived later by some yet to be developed advanced technology, cyborgs, technological singularity etc The book also discusses the ethical questions posed by...


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    Absolutely brilliant a breathtaking read I ll be thinking about the ideas in this book so beautifully expressed and analyzed for a long, long time We exist, we humans, in the wreckage of an imagined splendor It was not supposed to be this way we weren t supposed to be weak, to be ashamed, to suffer, to die We have always had higher notions of ourselves The whole setup garden, serpent, fruit, banishment was a fatal error, a system crash We came to be what we are by way of a Fall, a Absolutely brilliant a breathtaking read I ll be thinking about the ideas in this book so beautifully expressed and analyzed for a long, long time We exist, we humans, in the wreckage of an imagined splendor It was not supposed to be this way we weren t supposed to be weak, to be ashamed, to suffer, to die We have always had higher notions of ourselves The whole setup garden, serpent, fruit, banishment was a fatal error, a system crash We came to be w...


  6. says:

    Well written book covering a variety of topics The cost of cryogenically freezing one s head for example, or why a person might cut his own arm open to implant a computer into his flesh The author clearly has some misgivings about much of the subject matter that he covers, but he manages to...


  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book that I discovered from reading best of lists for the year Had I previously given much thought to transhumanism Well, maybe an occasional news article on futurist thinking stemming from California where I spend a fair amount of time, but it was not a topic I followed.This Irish author covers the topic with research, conference attendance, interviews, crazy funny trips following Zoltan Istvan in his Immortality Bus and generally bringing fun to the topic whilst weigh I really enjoyed this book that I discovered from reading best of lists for the year Had I previously given much thought to transhumanism Well, maybe an occasional news article on futurist thinking stemming from California where I spend a fair amount of time, but it was not a topic I followed.This Irish author covers the topic with research, conference attendance, interviews, cr...


  8. says:

    Anything that starts with a quote from White Noise has my attention To Be a Machine didn t waste a second of it A compellingly casual look at the binary chimes of apocalypse and a near farcical romp through humans at the bleeding edge A total knockout for me.


  9. says:

    People really, really don t want to die Transhumanism aims to fix this, by extending life, or by somehow uploading your brain to a computer Sadly, all of the ideas in this short book remain science fiction, although the author talked to many people who passionately believe that death can be solved With apparently no real scientific support for their beliefs.Author Mark O Connell started out annoying me by proclaiming his belief in all the current doomsayer stuff the Sixth Mass Extinction People really, really don t want to die Transhumanism aims to fix this, by extending life, or by somehow uploading your brain to a computer Sadly, all of the ideas in this short book remain science fiction, although the author talked to many people who passionately believe that death can be solved With apparently no real scientific support for their beliefs.Au...


  10. says:

    I recently read a lot of book involving transhumanism and the overcoming of our biology that obliges us to die This book is one of the most complete starting from implants, going trough brain emulation, Kurzweil and the sigularity, gives us a good and clear vision of what it is all about Interesting.Di recente l argomento transumanista sta salendo alla ribalta e con esso tutto quello che implica il superamento della nostra mortalit , quanto meno in termini biologici Questo libro mi sembra I recently read a lot of book involving transhumanism and the overcoming of our biology that obliges us to die This book is one of the most complete starting from implants, going trough brain emulation, Kurzweil and the sigularity, gives us a good and clear vision of what it is all about Interesting.Di recente l argomento transumanista sta salendo alla ribalta e con esso tutto quello che implica il superamento della nostra mortalit , quanto meno in termi...


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